How to Remove Nyknicksbuzzsearch.com Redirects

Jul 21st 2017 - by Jean-tech in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com?

 

The search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com is a legitimate Internet search engine that claims to significantly improves the Internet browsing experience by generating improved results. Basing on its  appearance alone, search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com barely differs from Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines. No wonder many users believe that search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com is also legitimate and useful, however, this site secretly records various information relating to users’ Internet browsing activity and history. Additionally, the search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com is promoted through a deceptive browser-hijacking application called NYKnicksBuzz.

After the  infiltration, NYKnicksBuzz hijacks most commonly used browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, stealthily assigning the new tab URL, default search engine, and homepage options to search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com. These changes may not seem significant, but users are unable to revert them to its original setting. It made returning browsers to their previous states becomes impossible and users continually encounter pesky redirects to search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com, thus significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience. Moreover, the search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com (and the NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker) continually tracks browsing activity and records important details, identifiable details. The collected data types includes IP addresses, URLs visited, search queries, and pages viewed and all other important details. This collected data is later shared and/ or sold to the third parties  which most likely and potentially, cyber criminals who misuse personal details to generate revenue. Definitely, it can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. So it is strongly advised to uninstall the NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker and never visit this rogue site ever again.

 

How  can search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com  be installed on a computer?

NYKnicksBuzz has an official download website, but, it can also spread using a deceptive marketing method called “bundling” – it is a stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Developers absolutely know that  most users often rush the download/installation processes and skip steps. So,  the bundled applications are hidden within the “Custom” or “Advanced” settings.  So never ever skip this step because by skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue applications.

 

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It can be prevented in two simple steps. One, never rush the download/installation processes, always take time to read and analyze process. Always select the “Custom/Advanced” settings and carefully analyze each step. Two, decline offers to download/install additional applications and cancel those already included. An take note to never install bundled software.

 

How to remove NYKnicksBuzz Browser Hijacker?

Windows 7 users

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

 

Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

 

Windows 10 and Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

 

Oncde done with the uninstallation of the potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to the search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. Scan your computer using  recommended malware removal software.

 

Removal of NYKnicksBuzz browser hijacker  from Internet browsers:

Internet Explorer:

Click the “gear” icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select “Manage Add-ons”. Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click “Remove”.

Change your homepage:

Click the “gear” icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select “Internet Options”, in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Click the “gear” icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select “Manage Add-ons”. In the opened window, select “Search Providers”, set “Google”, “Bing”, or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove “nyknicksbuzz“.

 

 

Windows XP

Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

 

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

 

Windows 8

Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Click the Reset button.

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

 

 

Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select “More tools” and click “Extensions”. Locate “NYKnicksBuzz Demo” and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Change your homepage:

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select “Settings”. In the “On startup” section, look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select “Settings”, in the “Search engine” section, click “Manage search engines…”, in the opened list look for “nyknicksbuzzsearch” when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select “Remove from list”.

 

 

Mozilla Firefox

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions” and remove “NYKnicksBuzz“, and all other recently-installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select “Options”, in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.nyknicksbuzzsearch.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click “I’ll be careful, I promise!”.
In the search filter at the top, type: “nyknicksbuzzsearch.com
Right-click on the found preferences and select “Reset” to restore default values.

 

Use an anti-malware program

We recommend using SpyRemover Pro,  a highly effective and widely used malware removal program to clean your computer of nyknicksbuzzsearch. In addition to nyknicksbuzzsearch, this program can detect and remove the latest variants of other malware.

SpyRemover Pro has an intuitive user interface that is easy to use. To get rid of nyknicksbuzzsearch, the first step is to install it, scan your computer, and remove the threat.

 

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